Chicago Cubs: Pursuing Bryce Harper this winter is a no-brainer

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Chicago Cubs: Does this team actually need more star power?

The Cubs are obviously loaded with stars, but after the 2018 season, some of those ‘stars’ seemed to struggle. We almost see that 2016 All-Star-loaded lineup as a thing of the past.

In 2017, the Cubs sent one player to the Midsummer Classic in Wade Davis – no offensive player. This year, Javier Baez and Jon Lester joined Willson Contreras in D.C. for All-Star festivities. But then Contreras’ performance fell off the proverbial cliff.

We know Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez can carry this team. But what about the other stars? I believe Kris Bryant will return to form, but I don’t know who I’d put money on to be an offensive leader outside of those three. I do know that adding a player who hit .249 with 34 homers and 100 RBI’s in a “down year” would be a gigantic piece to the core of this team.